Caterpillar Empty Container Handlers
Types of forklifts:
Selecting among internal combustion, electric or hybrid is a major factor when buying a forklift. Each and every technology has its advantages and disadvantages. It is important to be able to distinguish one kind of forklift from another and to select the right type for the application. The following info could help you to pick the forklift which best fits your requirements.
A main benefit of electric is long-term cost savings. The first outlay to buy spare batteries can seem pricey, but you save some money by not having to buy fuel and transport it to the work location. If you use some type of alternative source of energy, such as solar panels or windmills, you could save even more money.
The changing out the batteries and downtime for charging the lift are amongst the disadvantages of using electric forklifts. This technology continues to get better as new methods of utilizing electric technology advances.
Variations on Forklifts:
Stand-up rider forklifts - Made so that the driver rides in the body of the truck, these electric-powered forklifts have counterbalance weights built into the body.
Stand-up, narrow aisle rider - Best for areas with tight spaces. Instead of having counterweight within its body, this electric forklift is designed with straddle legs on each and every side in order to provide stability.
Sit-down rider - The counterbalance is situated at the back of this sit-down rider.
Motorized hand-pallet jacks - It is a low-lift truck that has forks and is designed so that the operator could stand on the rear. Other versions are made to be walked.
Reach forklift - Utilized for long reach, this type of forklift has a boom. The forklift is made to be stable on uneven surfaces by having the outriggers at the front.
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